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Cleveland Williams boxer

Cleveland Williams image
Status inactive
Age 66
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 80″/203cm
Debut 1951-12-11
Born 1933-06-30
Death 1999-09-11
Nationality USA
Residence Houston, Texas, USA
bouts
94
won
80
lost
13
draw
1
bouts
94
won
80
lost
13
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 66
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 80″/203cm
Debut 1951-12-11
Born 1933-06-30
Death 1999-09-11
Nationality USA
Residence Houston, Texas, USA

Williams turned professional in 1951 and fought many of the best heavyweights of his era. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the 6 ft 3 in Williams was a top-rated heavyweight. His quest to obtain a title fight, however, was consistently derailed. First he was knocked out by Liston on April 15, 1959, after hurting Liston early and breaking Liston's nose.

Williams turned professional in 1951 and fought many of the best heavyweights of his era. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the 6 ft 3 in Williams was a top-rated heavyweight. His quest to obtain a title fight, however, was consistently derailed. First he was knocked out by Liston on April 15, 1959, after hurting Liston early and breaking Liston's nose.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 28, 1972 Roberto Davila LWLLWW Coliseum, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
July 10, 1972 Bob Mashburn WLWWWL Mile High Stadium, Denver WIN
KO
May 11, 1972 Terry Daniels WWLWWL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas vacant USA Texas State Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 17, 1971 George Chuvalo LWWWWL Astrodome, Houston LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 21, 1971 Jack O'Halloran WLLLLW Houston LOSS
Split-decision
April 28, 1971 Ted Gullick LLWWWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 21, 1970 Alvin Blue Lewis LWWWWW Cobo Arena, Detroit LOSS
Technical knockout
May 26, 1970 Roberto Davila LLWLLL Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Unanimous decision
April 14, 1970 Eddie Brooks WLLWWW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
KO
Dec. 9, 1969 Leroy Caldwell LWWWWL Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1969 Mac Foster WWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 13, 1969 Mac Foster WWWWWW Selland Arena, Fresno LOSS
Technical knockout
May 20, 1969 Al Jones WWWDWW Convention Center, Miami Beach LOSS
Technical knockout
March 18, 1969 Charley Polite LLWDLW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 21, 1968 Bob Cleroux WLWWWW Forum, Montreal LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 7, 1968 Moses Harrell LWDWWL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 6, 1968 Jean-Claude Roy WWWLLL Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1968 Leslie Borden LLWLLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
June 11, 1968 Mike Bruce LLLLLD Houston WIN
KO
May 21, 1968 Roy Crear WWLWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1966 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Astrodome, Houston World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 28, 1966 Tod Herring WLWWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 1966 Sonny Moore LLWLLW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
March 22, 1966 Mel Turnbow WWWLLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 8, 1966 Ben Black WWDL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
Sept. 30, 1964 Billy Daniels LLLLDW Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
July 21, 1964 Sonny Banks WWWLWW Houston WIN
Technical knockout
April 7, 1964 Tommy Fields LWLWWW Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 8, 1963 Roger Rischer WWWWLW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
Aug. 13, 1963 Kirk Barrow WWLWLD Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
April 13, 1963 Ernie Terrell WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Split-decision
April 2, 1963 Young Jack Johnson LWLWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
March 9, 1963 Billy Daniels WWWLWW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 23, 1962 Dave Bailey LLLWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
July 10, 1962 Eddie Machen LWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston DRAW
Points
May 15, 1962 Alonzo Johnson LLLWWL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
April 3, 1962 Ernie Terrell LWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1961 James Wiley LWLLLW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
May 16, 1961 Alex Miteff WWLLWL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 7, 1961 Wayne Bethea LLWWLW Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 7, 1960 Johnny Hayden WWLLWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1960 George Moore WWWWWW Houston WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1960 Ben Marshall LLWLWW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
KO
March 21, 1960 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 1959 Curley Lee WWWWWW Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
May 26, 1959 Ernie Cab WLWWLL Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
April 15, 1959 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 13, 1959 Ollie Wilson WWLLLL Houston WIN
KO
Dec. 9, 1958 Howie Turner LWLLDL Houston WIN
Points
June 3, 1958 Frankie Daniels WWLWWW Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
March 25, 1958 Dick Richardson WDWLLW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington WIN
DQ
Feb. 4, 1958 Gene White LLWLLL Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 3, 1957 Frankie Daniels LDLWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 15, 1957 John Holman LLLWLL Houston WIN
KO
Sept. 17, 1957 Bob Albright WLLLWL Houston WIN
KO
July 23, 1957 Clifford Gray WDLLLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
July 15, 1957 J.D. Marshall WWWLWW Tyler WIN
KO
June 11, 1957 Johnny Mason LLLWWL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
KO
Aug. 6, 1956 Johnny Hollins LLLWWL City Coliseum, Austin WIN
Technical knockout
June 22, 1954 Bob Satterfield WWWLWL Auditorium, Miami Beach LOSS
KO
June 8, 1954 Sylvester Jones LWWWWL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
March 9, 1954 Jimmy Walls WWWWWL Municipal Auditorium, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 10, 1953 Jack Walsh Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
Oct. 20, 1953 Bo Willis LLLWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
Oct. 1, 1953 Claude Rolfe WLDLWW Charlotte WIN
KO
Sept. 24, 1953 Sylvester Jones WWLWWW Polo Grounds, New York LOSS
Points
Sept. 1, 1953 Keene Simmons LLLLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
May 12, 1953 Omelio Agramonte WLWLLW Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1953 Bob Garner LLDLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
March 24, 1953 Ponce de Leon LLDLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
March 12, 1953 Terry O'Connor WLLLWL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1953 Ponce de Leon WLLDLL Miami Stadium, Miami WIN
Points
Jan. 13, 1953 Abie Gibson LL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
Dec. 8, 1952 Graveyard Walters W Daytona Beach WIN
KO
Nov. 25, 1952 Claude Rolfe LLDLLL Municipal Auditorium, Tampa WIN
KO
Oct. 3, 1952 Johnny Hollins WWDWWW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 1952 Joe McFadden LLWWDL Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 1952 Art Henri LWLLWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1952 Roosevelt Holmes LWL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1952 Baby Booze Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
Aug. 12, 1952 Candy McDaniels DWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
July 25, 1952 Sam Harold WWLW City Auditorium, Macon WIN
KO
July 22, 1952 Lee Raymond L Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
July 8, 1952 Jimmy Felton Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
June 24, 1952 Eddie Joe Williams D Daytona Beach WIN
KO
June 17, 1952 Harry Turner Municipal Auditorium, Tampa WIN
KO
June 10, 1952 Paul Favorite L Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
May 28, 1952 Ray Brown LLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
April 15, 1952 Johnny Fowler WWDWWW Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
March 28, 1952 Ray Banks LWL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
Feb. 29, 1952 Roosevelt Holmes LW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 26, 1952 Rudolph Wood Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO
Feb. 15, 1952 Ray Banks LW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 11, 1951 Lee Hunt DLWLLL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
KO